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April 24, 2012

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April 24, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at The South Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Project Citizen Showcase winner announced
Congratulations to students from Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School's ACE program, winners of the S.C. Bar Law Related Education Project Citizen Showcase. This marks the third year the school has won. Their project, "Eat Neat, and Get on Your Feet," addressed the need for more physical activity during the school week and the importance of educating students about how to live a healthy lifestyle with lasting effects. To learn more about Project Citizen, click

Court form changes
The Court has approved the revision of BC Form 101, Motion and Order for Case Assignment to the Business Court Pilot Program, bearing a revision date of April 2012, for use in the circuit courts of South Carolina. To view the complete order, click 
here. The form can be retrieved here.

PMAP–Your guide to …
Keeping your flash drive safe. Since flash drives can easily be lost or stolen, it’s critical to adequately protect any important data saved on one. Ensure your data is safe by saving it on a flash drive that is encrypted. There are several programs designed to encrypt drives, including 
DiskCryptor and Truecrypt. Another option for protecting data on flash drives is simply purchasing a flash drive that is already encrypted. With an encrypted flash drive, any saved files are automatically encrypted when loaded on the drive. Imation offers encrypted flash drives powered by IronKey, available for purchase here. For free practice management advice, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail

Take advantage of LawPay discounts!
Bar members are eligible to obtain a LawPay Merchant Account as part of the Bar's
member benefits! It is critical for attorneys to handle transactions between trust and operating accounts correctly. With the LawPay program, attorneys can accept credit cards with confidence knowing their transactions are handled correctly. Through May 11, open a LawPay Merchant Account and the $150 virtual terminal fee is waived, as well as the program fee for three months. With discounted member fees, law firms can save up to 25 percent off standard credit and debit card fees. For more information, call (866) 376-0950 or visit

Firm announcements
Clawson and Staubes, LLC
announces that Andrew F. Carson has relocated to its Greenville office located at 223 W. Stone Ave., 29609. (864) 331-8940.

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC announces that Heath M. Stewart III has joined the Columbia office located at 1320 Main St., 10th Floor, 29201. (803) 779-2300.

Bess V. Tunstall announces the opening of Tunstall Law located at 202 W. Stone Ave., Greenville 29609. (864) 201-3002.

Interim suspension
By order of
April 18 the Court placed P. Michael DuPree on interim suspension. No trustee was named in the order.

Member resignation
By order of April 19 the Court accepted the resignation from the Bar of Trisha Anne Zeller.

April 27
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Conference Center
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

May 3
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
House of Delegates Meeting, Assembly and Swearing-In of New Officers, Conference Center

May 7
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

May 8
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

May 16
Community Works Training, Bar Building

May 17
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

May 18
Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Conference Center
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

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